Brazil

Publication

Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas (forthcoming late 2020)

Translation: Our Bodies by Ourselves

language

Portuguese

Our Bodies, Ourselves Project

This project is coordinated by the Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde (CFSS). CFSS is collaborating with people at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Universidade de Campinas (Unicamp).

The group is currently translating multiple chapters of “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” The full edition, updated with information about Brazilian women’s lives, will be published in three volumes. The first volume, with eleven chapters, including body image, abortion, birth, sexually transmitted infections, perimenopause and menopause, will be released in 2020. 

How to Obtain Copies

The book will be available in print and on the website of Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde: www.mulheres.org.br

Content available online

None yet.

COMMUNITY ACTION & ACTIVISM

closeup of 3 women

Some of the women at the Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde (CFSS) who are working on the Portuguese adaptation of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

This group is collaborating to create accessible, evidence-based information on women’s health and sexuality, especially for those in neglected and stigmatized communities. They hope their work will encourage and promote discussion among those with different areas of knowledge, including students, physicians, researchers, midwives, and psychologists.

Members of the translation team at Universidade de Campinas (Unicamp)

This is a particularly important issue in Brazil, which, despite good and free public assistance for family planning and contraceptives, has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in place (both doctors/medical staff and women can face jail time for abortion) and huge amount of obstetrician violence, in the form of mandatory c-sections and gynecological abuse.

Contact

Website: www.mulheres.org.br
Instagram: @coletivo_feminista
Email: mulheresorg@gmail.com
Phone: +55 11 3812-8681
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColetivoFeminista/